The Museum

This is the home of “all people”: this is the inscription on the facade of the old synagogue that now houses this Museum.

The fruit of a civil society initiative nurtured over two decades, the Museu Judaico de São Paulo (MUJ) opens its doors with a view to cultivating the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.


Backed by a cultural and participative program that intertwines the Jewish experience with Brazilian culture and contemporary art, the MUJ was born out of a commitment to coexistence between various social groups and identities, to fight intolerance and prejudice, with education and intergenerational transmission, values that are both universal and Jewish.


Housed in a building designated as a municipal heritage site and guardian of the largest Jewish collection in Brazil, created entirely from donations, the MUJ considers memory a living phenomena, a source of resistance and survival, in constant transformation.


May this house be a temple of inspiration and a forum for debate, a place of meeting between identity and otherness, a space that connects histories and intertwines a past, a present and a future shared collectively


our Mission
The Museu Judaico de São Paulo cultivates and keeps alive the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.

our vision
Connect the Brazilian public with Jewish culture to build a just and plural society.


In 1928,a group of immigrants from Europe commissioned Samuel Roder to design a synagogue.
Designed in the Byzantine style, the Temple building with its seven sides emphasizes the seven days of creation, the seven colors of the rainbow. For decades, generations have celebrated special dates there. In 2004, Beth-El lent its facilities to the Museu Judaico de São Paulo. As done by other museums around the world, formerly used as synagogues, the space has received a comprehensive renovation, which preserves the original environment while expanding its objective and perpetuating the memory of those who made the initial nucleus possible. Since then, the Beth-El community has been headquartered at Rua Caçapava 105, Jardins.







Sergio Daniel Simon


Moshe Boruch Sendacz
Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs


William Kern
First treasurer


Eduardo Groisman
Segundo Tesoureiro


Roberta Alexandr Sundfeld
Executive director


Rosaly Chansky
Marketing director


Marcelo Nudelman
Constructions director


Ruth Sprung Tarasantchi
Collection director

Tania P. Tarandach
Director of Institutional Relations

Felipe Arruda
Executive director


Roberta Alexandr Sundfeld
Collection and memory director

Marianna Bomfim

Financial and managing director

Marília Neustein

Communication director


Felipe Chaimovich
Curatorship and participation director

Christopher Mossey

Institutional development director

Daniel Feffer 

(Honorary President)

Adriana Feffer Skaf

Celso Lafer

Claudia Maria Costin

Claudio Luiz Lottenberg

Daniel Leon Bialski

David Cytrynowicz

David Safra

Denis Benchimol Minev

Eduardo Saron Nunes

Elena Landau

Esther Hamburger

Fábio Alperowitch

Henri Philippe Reichstul (Presidente) 

Ilan Goldfajn

Inês Bogéa

José Luiz Goldfarb 

José Roberto Marinho

Joyce Pascowitch

Lia Diskin 

Luciana Temer

Luis Cláudio Garcia De Souza

Luiz Kignel

Marcelo Mattos Araujo 

Marcelo Nudelman

Marcos Kisil

Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro

Mário Arthur Adler

Milton Seligman

Nancy Rozenchan

Pedro Machado Mastrobuono

Renata Bittencourt

Renata Motta

Rosaly (Dodi) Chansky

Rosane Borges

Ruth Taransantchi 

Daniel Reichstul

Dora Lucia Brenner

Salo Davi Seibel

Sergio Daniel Simon

Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski

Sergio Napchan

Moshe Sendacz

William Kern

Eduardo Groisman

Gilson Finkelsztain

Roberto Luiz Leme Klabin



Fábio Zaclis

Michael Edgar Perlman

Octávio José Aronis